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Old 06-16-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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Huh? Are you serious they are the greatest factors when measuring criminality.
I think you guys are talking about two different things.....

 
Old 06-16-2008, 07:42 PM
 
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How would factoring in economics or education change comparing the safety of Durham versus Raleigh? There either is a level of crime or there isn't. It doesn't matter whether the victim or the perp is rich, poor, educated or not.

How is comparing per capita crime in Raleigh versus Durham misleading??
It wouldn't but he's looking for any reason to make his opinion while trying to prove valid statistics wrong. People make less and are less educated in Durham compared to Raleigh(on avg) which would only go to show why there is more crime.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 08:01 PM
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Location: Durham, NC
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It wouldn't but he's looking for any reason to make his opinion while trying to prove valid statistics wrong. People make less and are less educated in Durham compared to Raleigh(on avg) which would only go to show why there is more crime.
All the more reason to avoid here, anyways. All these poor dumb people just ruin everything...
 
Old 06-16-2008, 08:11 PM
 
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All the more reason to avoid here, anyways. All these poor dumb people just ruin everything...


People are running wild in the streets in Durham. Better stay away!!!

Someone call the National Guard!
 
Old 06-16-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Fact of the matter is Durham ranked 103 on the list of the most dangerous cities and has a population of 208,932.
Raleigh ranked 205 and has a population of 348,345.
Durham has less population and a higher crime rate.
Raleigh has more population and a lower crime rate.

Durham is more dangerous of a place to live than Raleigh.

Period.

http://www.cqpress.com/docs/City%204...gerous_14E.pdf
 
Old 06-16-2008, 08:29 PM
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Location: Durham, NC
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Fact of the matter is Durham ranked 103 on the list of the most dangerous cities and has a population of 208,932.
Raleigh ranked 205 and has a population of 348,345.
Durham has less population and a higher crime rate.
Raleigh has more population and a lower crime rate.

Durham is more dangerous of a place to live than Raleigh.

Period.

http://www.cqpress.com/docs/City%204...gerous_14E.pdf
I think that you might have missed the point of the argument that has been going on the last few pages...
 
Old 06-16-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I don't care what the latest argument is. The argument got started in the first place because someone stated that Durham isn't as dangerous as "outsiders" make it out to be and another called us "outsiders" a racist. Again, the facts show Durham is more dangerous than Raleigh and that's all there is to it.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 08:34 PM
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Location: Durham, NC
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I don't care what the latest argument is. The argument got started in the first place because someone stated that Durham isn't as dangerous as "outsiders" make it out to be and another called us "outsiders" a racist. Again, the facts show Durham is more dangerous than Raleigh and that's all there is to it.
If you don't care, why join the argument?
 
Old 06-16-2008, 08:44 PM
 
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Alrighty, here is the dealeo folks. Lets keep it civil and not discuss eachother, but rather discuss the topic please. Y'all gone and got yourselves all fired up over this. So we need to tone it down and not pounce on eachother please.
If ya can't bring yourself to play nice, please move along.


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Old 06-16-2008, 09:38 PM
 
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Huh? Are you serious they are the greatest factors when measuring criminality.
Safety from crime/criminals is a measure of how likely am I to be a victim of crime. The crime rate tells us that answer. For an average resident, a Durhamite has a higher chance of being murdered than a Raleigh resident.

The fact that one city may (or may not) have a higher average level of education or have higher average salaries or whatnot, while it certainly indirectly affects things by playing into some of the root causes of crime, doesn't really directly make a difference.

For example, two cities of like size have the same crime rate, but one is more educated and better off economically than the other. Which is safer? If you argue that we should use economics and education levels to make that determination, I'm curious what your answer is. My answer is, they are equally safe.
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